Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Miss MN Jr Teen Opens Threads for Teens Boutique

It was five years ago that the wheels started turning on a project that now consumes your current Miss Minnesota Junior Teen Grace Myler. At the ripe age of 15, she (with the help of her mother) will open a new {free} clothing boutique for teenage girls.

Photo Credit: Brittany Link Photography

Threads for Teens was started by a California girl whose mission has now expanded to serve teens throughout the country. Grace reached out to the organization five years ago, wanting to be a part of it. Years later, she became one of four teens selected from throughout the country to begin the process of opening up a pop-up boutique. “I am now very proud to say that we have had six pop-up events and have provided new outfits to close to 100 girls in Minnesota,” said Myler.

Photo Credit: Brittany Link Photogrpahy
Grace will now bring her mission to Shakopee, Minnesota. “I’ve lived in Shakopee all my life, so naturally this is the community I want to invest my time,” said Myler. “The timing was perfect and it’s incredible how it all has come together.” Myler will set up shop in donated space at the Shakopee Public Schools District Office. “We are going to do great things out of that space,” she said.

Threads for Teens serves girls ages 13-21 who are in foster care, at risk, in homeless situations or come from low-income families. The girls can be nominated to participate in the program by adults. The nominating adult will fill out paperwork and then once completed, Threads for Teens will contact that adult and set up an appointment. All visits to the boutique are by appointment only.


To celebrate the new venture, on Friday, March 10th, Threads for Teens will host an open house from 2-7 p.m. at their location inside the Shakopee Public Schools District Office (1200 Town Square in Shakopee, next to the Dollar General). To learn more, see below, or contact Grace or her mother Katie at 952-564-0705.






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